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Johannesburg (horse)

Sire Hennessy
Dam Myth
Grandsire Storm Cat
Damsire Ogygian
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1999
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder W. G. Lyster III & Jayeff 'B' Stables
Owner Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier
Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Record 10: 7-1-0
Earnings US$1,014,584
Johannesburg is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Myth by Hennessy. He was born around 1999 in the United States, and was bred by W. G. Lyster III & Jayeff 'B' Stables.
Major wins
Norfolk Stakes (2001)
Anglesey Stakes (2001)
Phoenix Stakes (2001)
Prix Morny (2001)
Middle Park Stakes (2001)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2001)
European Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (2001)
United States Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (2001)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on April 1, 2007

Johannesburg (foaled on February 23, 1999) is a Kentucky-bred United States and European Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was trained by Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle, and now stands at stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Kentucky, the American arm of the giant Irish breeder Coolmore Stud. For a time, he shuttled between Ashford Stud and Coolmore Australia near Jerrys Plains, New South Wales for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season, but as of 2009 stands exclusively in Kentucky.

Johannesburg was unbeaten as a 2-year-old, winning 7 races, 4 of them Group 1s, including the Phoenix Stakes, Prix Morny, Middle Park Stakes and Breeders' Cup Juvenile, with a devastating display in the latter. For his performance in the 2001 racing season he earned the Cartier Award for Two-Year-Old European Champion Colt.

He had 3 starts as a 3-year-old, none of which he was successful in, including an 8th place finish in the Kentucky Derby and 9th in the St. James's Palace Stakes.

Retired to stand at stud at Ashford Stud his first crop of 2-year-olds competed in 2006, with 3 of his 14 runners winning Graded stakes races, including the Group 2 winner Hamoody and Scat Daddy, winner of the 2007 Grade I Florida Derby.


Pedigree of Johannesburg
Storm Cat Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua Secretariat
Crimson Sun
Island Kitty Hawaii Utrilo II
T. C. Kitten Tom Cat
Ogygian Damascus Sword Dancer
Gonfalon Francis S
Grand Splendor
Yarn Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Narrate Honest Pleasure


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